Dons Spurr-ed on for Bradford Bulls test

THE Dons have drafted in former player Chris Spurr in time for Sunday’s potential giant killer act at Bradford Bulls.

Centre Liam Cunningham has been ruled out for six to eight weeks with suspected ankle ligament damage and Tony Miller has acted quickly to bring in Spurr.

The 31-year-old was one of the Dons’ star men last term but has been without a club this season due to prioritising work commitments with the RFL.

Spurr will be available for selection for the rest of the season, including Sunday’s Challenge Cup clash with troubled Bradford.

Miller has urged his players to shine in the spotlight and show exactly what they are made of.

He said: “We’re going to go there and enjoy the day.

“We’ll give it our all and it’ll be a good day out for everyone involved at the club.

“I think we’ve got some players that could play Super League rugby and it gives them the chance to showcase their skills.

“You never know, they might get picked up after it so there’s another great incentive for them there.

“We’ve been playing really well recently so we’ll give it a really good go and you never know what might happen.”

Sunday’s opponents Bradford revealed last month they need £1m to stay afloat.

The Bulls secured their short-term future earlier this week by raising the £500,000 needed to see them through the next few weeks but need to match the figure again in the next six weeks to see themselves through to the end of the season.

On-field, things have been moving along steadily for Mick Potter’s side with four wins from the last six games including a morale-boosting 12-4 triumph over local rivals Leeds Rhinos on Good Friday.

Miller said: “I wish Bradford all the best because you don’t want anything to happen to a club like that.

“It’s not nice to see any club struggling but especially one with the history of Bradford who are integral to Super League.”